Does Photo Mate perform actual Raw decoding?

By default, Photo Mate does not decode raw data and only reads the embedded jpg-file of your Raw-Image when viewing images.

However, when you're going to edit an image, Photo Mate will decode the actual raw-data.

Here are some of the differences between actual decoding and reading embedded jpg data:

  Embedded-JPG Raw Decoding
 Speed / Performance Fast Slow
Size Not always full-size  Full-Size
Quality Good, but already processed Good, Unprocessed
Dynamic Range Limited Full Camera Range
Editing Capabilities Small Large